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Old 09-16-2011, 06:07 PM   #1
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LibreOffice stubbornly refuses to work

I'm on a Debian Squeeze system, newly installed. I installed LibreOffice from the backports, and aptitude wiped out OpenOffice (as expected). Later on the upgrade manager updated the following packages from to (but left the other packages belonging to libreoffice to


I didn't run LibreOffice before this update; I tried now, but it doesn't want to work.

First it was complaining about missing libraries, but a search showed them all to be under /usr/lib/libreoffice/basis3.3/program. I made symlinks to all of the .so files in that directory into /usr/lib, and now it seems as if it wants to run (the splashscreen appears), but then it gives the following error (when ran in the terminal):
The application cannot be started.
The component manager is not available.
Nothing more.

What to do?


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Old 09-16-2011, 08:21 PM   #2
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What specific error messages are thrown when you start LO from the command line?
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Exactly what I wrote, nothing more, nothing less. Should have specified I was already running it in the terminal - original post now reflects this.
Old 09-17-2011, 08:37 AM   #4
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Do you have the soffice.bin file installed? You need the libreoffice-core installed in version 3.4. I think your easiest solution is a complete reinstall of libreoffice.

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